Trip No 82 Barbel Fishing (2016)


Despite feeling under the weather this week and being at home all day yesterday (and watching way too many episodes of my favourite TV show).  I thought the best medicine for me would be to get out and get some fresh air.  I must admit, I have not strayed far from a car park.  That said, I am confident in my swim choice and is always good to gain knowledge.

I am using two rod’s – I can’t help myself.  I am on a nice bend in the river and it screams out lots features.

We shall just have to see.

With no signs of any fish and the sun coming out, I took this opportunity to take a walk in a couple of areas that I had not looked in yet.

Until next time

Richard

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I would like to give a brief snap shot of my life and introduce myself; My name is Richard Handel and was born in 1965 in Suffolk. I have worked as a UK Operation & Intermodule Manager for a shipping company. I live in Hampshire now and am married with 2 young children, both girls so I am a bit outnumbered even the cat is a girl! I have been fishing since I was about 7 years old. I started on small local rivers in Suffolk, then moved onto gravel pits and then carp fishing. My personal best is a 39.08 mirror, over recent years I have started river fishing again, on the Hampshire Avon, this is a nice break from the carp lakes. My life has turned a big corner this year, the company I was working for relocated their Operation centre to Estonia. I was offered a job at the head office in London. This would have meant a 5 day commute and working in Stratford. As a family, we did not fancy this, as I would hardly spend any time with the children (and the Mrs). So after 22.5 years, I was given a nice redundancy package and with my wife is working full time. I became the house husband. This has meant a complete turn around in my fishing, as I can pick and choose when I go. I have found a splendid new syndicate to fish this year, which includes 5 lakes and some 8 miles of river with only 150 members. It's an amazing change to the way I am able to fish. I am now trying to start my own tackle business and make a bit of a name for myself in the world of fishing, as I have retired from real work. Richard
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